How to Get a Six Pack in a Week – Really?
Squats and Deadlifts Lead the Way
Don’t be fooled, how to get a six pack in a week is a wonderful dream, but it depends on context.
I have seen these articles claiming that you can get a six pack in a week.
And some of them are posted by people who definitely have the six packs but do not seem to have the brains or the guts to tell you the truth.
Let’s be real.
If you are thirty pounds overweight, you will not be getting six packs in a week.
Even if you are only 15 pounds overweight, I will not be telling you how to get a six pack in a week.
This is just not possible.
So, the point of this post is to put you on the path of the six pack and reality.
Clean up your diet by eating real food and start to do some of the compound weight lifting that will jump start your fat burning and strength building.
There is no question that if you want to get a six pack, you should be doing some form of squats and/or deadlifts in your weekly routine.
I have seen first hand the power of squats and deadlifts, even when performed for just 20 or 30 minutes a day and relatively moderate weight.
And yes, those are my abs in the picture above, and I am at 19% bodyfat there, obviously I want to go lower and am working on it diligently.
Consider where I started from, a 48″ waist. Was there any way that I could have gotten a six pack in a week? That is ridiculous and it really pisses me off that anyone even suggests that it is possible. It took me six month to get to the point where I even have the faint outline of abs.
The general rule of thumb is that the body fat percentage for abs should not be less than 8% for men and 14% for women.
Eat as much whole unprocessed food as possible. Simple as that. I was in the Deli before on 2nd Avenue. I had some grapes, cashews and an avocado. A customer in front of me had Tiramasu and a snickers bar.
Unfortunately that customer is very obese, and I truly empathize because I really do know how difficult it is to fight those cravings once you are in the clutches of processed food hell.
For me today, my food has been old fashioned oatmeal, veggie burger, banana in the morning. A carrot/apple/lots of green juice and vegetables and tofu in the afternoon. Some grapes and cashews for snack. And a cup of quinoa, black beans and cabbage soup in the evening. Today I decided to go more meatless and see what the scale says tomorrow. Today it was 193.1. That is 10 pounds less than when I said enough is enough. I have to check where I am and get in control.
The bottom line on how to get a six pack is to eat whole unprocessed foods, as much as possible, drink water, tea, a little wine to socialize and start some weight training, particularly squats and deadlifts.
What is your opinion? Have you figured out how to get a six pack? What was your method? I recommend squats and deadlifts assuming that you, the reader, like myself, are not an elite athlete. If you are, very likely you will not need weight training. And if you are in your twenties or thirties, you might not need it. But for folks like me, who are over 40, even over 50, I think that squats and deadlifts can really help reshape our bodies. I would love to hear your thoughts!